[Samba] Printers

Luke Barone lukebarone at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 21:20:56 UTC 2023

You add a member server to your domain, setup the backend (i.e. CUPS or
another program), then share it out with Samba on the member server. The
page you linked to is the starting point.

On Tue, Aug 1, 2023 at 1:53 PM Greg Sloop <gregs--- via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> We've used "local" printers up to now - but AD based printers are going to
> likely be far easier to manage, etc.
> So, I'm looking at setting up printers in AD.
> What isn't clear (at least to me) is where to set these up.
> If I setup one on a DC, then I assume it's only available on that DC while
> it's up, right?
> Our back-end file-shares are on a TrueNAS core server - so I can't put them
> on it, at least easily.
> Should I setup a dedicated AD-joined host for print-server duties?
> (We're probably talking 30-50 printers.)
> I'm glad to be pointed at a wiki page, if I missed one.
> I started here:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_Samba_as_a_Print_Server#Introduction
> TIA!
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